Ssangyong releases teaser images of the new Chairman W (and it’s coming to the US!)
Posted by: theCarfanatic in SsangYong
"The Chairman W will have either a 3.6 or 5-liter gasoline engine and a 7-speed automatic transmission. Hyundai will release the Genesis, its first rear-wheel drive premium sedan, in January in Korea. It plans to export it to China and the U.S. next year. The Genesis will be equipped with either a 3.3-, 3.8- or 4.6-liter engine and have either a six- or seven-speed automatic transmission.
The Chairman W will compete with imported models such as Toyota Motor Corp.’s Lexus, Daimler’s Mercedes S-Class, BMW’s 7- Series and Audi AG’s A8 sedans, Choi Hyung Tak, Ssangyong’s chief executive officer said.
“We’ve thoroughly analyzed the Lexus LS430, Audi’s A8, BMW’s 750 and other potential competitors for the launch of this model,'’ Choi said. “Our aim is to compete with those world- class models, not with large local models.'’
Chairman will be launched in March 2008. It will be a global car, sold all around the world. Engine will be 5,0 V8.
Ssangyong hopes to sell 20,000 new Chairman W vehicles in Korean market and 10,000 vehicles overseas, including Chinese market,